Thirty something & over it – what happens when you wake up and don’t want to go to work. Ever again.
Authors: Kasey Edwards
Themes: modern life, meaning
I admit, I ended up skim reading this book. I don’t know what it was but the writing just didn’t engage me. That said, Edward’s answers certainly did.
I’m not going to detail all 10 of them (hit up the library for the book peeps) but there was one that really stuck with me: we all need a baby.
By this, Edwards isn’t talking an actual baby (although, for you it would well be). She’s talking about something we can nurture, grow and invest in. So yes, it could be a baby, it could be your vegie patch, it could be the time you donate doing a Meals on Wheels run, it could be your passion project.
Bottomline here is, you can’t expect your career to provide all the meaning in your life. You need something that excites you, makes you smile, makes the hours you put into it (or into your career to provide the dollars for it) all worthwhile.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? What keeps you going at work? It might be your desire to be the best project manager, to provide the best customer service, to always balance the budget.
But what are you working for? What do you buy with the money those hours earn you? Do you purchase time with your family, trips away, add to your collection of widgets?
So, have baby. Have something that gives you purpose.
Did I buy this book? No. I borrowed this one from my local library.
Would I buy this book? No.